New Eerie Short #Fiction Coming!
** The Haunting of Dr. Bowen - Kindle SALE, 99 cents. March 12-18 **
(See page for US and UK links.) - ** Woo-hoo! #15,144 and #65 in Ghosts. I was even ranked next to Stephen King at one point!!)
Imagine the shock... Dr. Seabury Bowen, neighbor and physician to the Borden family, was driving his carriage home after 11 a.m., Thursday, August 4th, 1892 and gets home to shocking news. His wife, Phoebe, meets him at the screen door, telling him Lizzie came over and says her father was killed!
He rushes over, and despite being a doctor, comes upon a ghastly scene--his former patient and longtime neighbor Mr. Andrew Borden lying dead on the parlor settee, his face gashed and bloody. He is among the first visitors on the scene, as well as the first doctor. He later learns that the 32-year-old younger daughter, Lizzie, and the maid, Bridget Sullivan, are the only ones home at the time of the murder. Then, the stepmother and Mr. Borden's wife Abby Durfee Borden, is found dead, lying in an upstairs bedroom/sewing room, also bashed in the head.
The doctor finds himself in the middle of what becomes "the crime of the 19th century." His recorded testimony is the only time he shares his story of what happened that morning.
But what did he really think? Was he shaken, maybe even haunted by the horrific, and most unusual, murders?
GET HIS VIEWPOINT!
In The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River, I share the doctor's point of view, and how the murders, and other events, may have affected the doctor. Did Fall River's past tie into the city's bloody legacy? (Light horror. This is a companion book to my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, but without the zombies.)
About the book:
Dr. Seabury Bowen—physician to the infamous Lizzie Borden—swears he’s being stalked by spirits, though his beloved wife thinks it’s merely his imagination. But the retired doctor insists that neither greed nor anger provoked the recent sensational axe murders in Fall River. Rather, he believes the city is poisoned by bad blood and a thirst for revenge dating back to the Indian and Colonial wars.
Now, two years after the Borden murders, Dr. Bowen is determined to uncover the mysteries stirring up the city’s ancient, bloodthirsty specters. Can he discover who, or what, is shattering the peace before Fall River runs red? Or will he be the next victim?
Part mystery, part love story, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen reveals the eerie side of Fall River as witnessed by the first doctor on the scene of the legendary Borden murders.
What if Lizzie Borden's doctor was haunted by what he saw that morning in 1892, and by Fall River's past?
My novella, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, is on sale for Kindle - only 99 cents, Dec. 11-18. * BUY HERE. Get the details here. (Paranormal, some light horror, mystery, alternate history)
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter - What if everything you heard about the historic Borden murders wasn't true? (See details here.)
Wow!!!! - Today Descent Into Darkness hit #1 in anthologies/horror! How cool is that??
700+ pages of novellas, short stories and more!
On sale 99 cents to Halloween!
My story, "Thirteen Horses" was a way to find perfect justice for a horrific, real-life crime...
New #Horror Story & Anthology!
I have a new story, "Thirteen Horses," in the Descent Into Darkness anthology. In print and Kindle. Check out the cool cover! 700+ pages!
What keeps you awake at night?
Murder and monsters...
Demons and forces of evil...
Ghosts and urban legends...
Dive into the darkness with twenty tales of terror that will keep you awake long after the lights go out.
A horror anthology featuring featuring several best-selling and award-winning authors from around the globe, "Descent into Darkness" contains a variety of terrifying short stories and novellas.
Baba by Tony Urban
Blood Note by Sylvester Barzey
Nail Gun Glissando by Steve Vernon
The Evil in Devil’s Creek by Paul B. Kohler
What’s Been Keeping Me Awake by Amanda Luzzader
Mark of Perdition by R. L. Blalock
The Sun Makes Me Turn Purple by Gretta Penelope
Send in the Clowns by David J. Schmidt
The Nine Lives of Captain Osborne by E.E. Isherwood
They Want to Die, Let ‘em by L J Parker
Simon Says by Rachel McClellan
The Door by Delia Rai
** Thirteen Horses by C.A. Verstraete
Zombie Apocalypse by Max Lockwood
Fetch by Joe Jackson
Knock, Knock by Cindy Carroll
His Model Son by Brian J.W. Lee
Ascension by G M Sherwin
Through a Dark Wood by Shayne Rutherford
Lock and Key by Patrick Logan
* This week's events:
* Brain to Books Cyber Con & Book Expo starts Thurs, 4/7!
See all events on the B2Bcycon home page. - visit the Book Expo!
* See genre events:
I'm in the Horror and Fantasy blog hops
* Check my blog for horror scavenger hunt details
See all Blog Hop stops:
* Check out WJ Howard's views on Horror Best Believable -
* And check out my Real Life horror post on her blog
* Rosemary Johns talks about urban fantasy and her Rebel Vampires series
* My Lizzie Borden and Dark Fantasy post
Other recent events:
* Check out the Haunt Jaunts show recap from my recent appearance on Courtney Mroch's radio show on ParaMania Radio.
* Talking horror in Women of Horror: A Celebration at
Justin Hamelin's Mangled Matters blog
Spur of the moment, went to the Waukesha (WI) Zombie Walk on Oct. 29. The annual event (7th-8th year?) hosted by Jeremy and Heather was a lot of fun!
Here are just a few of the memorable "characters" I came across.... This Victorian couple has to be the best I've seen. They look like they just stepped out of a picture frame!
HALLOWEEN rEADS wEEK!
- (f * Here's the schedule at GirlZombieAuthors! *
Weds 10/26 –Ten Halloween Reads
Thurs 10/27 – John Linwood Grant, Ghosts & Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Grey
Fri 10/28 – Tim Prasil’s Ghostly Detective
Sat 10/29 – A.F. Stewart – Fireside Chat with Regency Serial Killers – short story!
Fireside Chat with Lizzie Borden (from Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter) - short story
Sun 10/30 - Giving New Life to “Undead” Dolls, feature by Christine Verstraete
Mon 10/31 - M.P. McDonald’s Infection - Character interview with Cole Evans!
Lizzie Borden’s Point of View at M.P. McDonald’s blog
Blog by Chris Verstraete - author, award-winning journalist, miniaturist. I love dogs, too. It's all good.